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Vipin Vishwakarma
XML to ALE Conversion
on Nov 28, 2019 at 1:35:30 pm

Hi Guys...

How to convert XML and .txt files to ALE ?

Awaiting
Vipin


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Michael Phillips
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Nov 29, 2019 at 1:48:02 am

Nothing automated that I know of - where is the XML and TEXT files coming from? If it's a sequence XML then there's a chance that Resolve might be able to do something with it.

Michael


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Vipin Vishwakarma
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Nov 29, 2019 at 6:46:03 am

Hi Michael,

The XML is from Sony PMW-F55 and the .txt is from Phantom Cine Flex4K .cine files.

Vipin


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Michael Phillips
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Nov 29, 2019 at 1:46:35 pm

The Sony XML should be part of the AMA plug-in to ready and support unless it is another file I am not familiar with this particular file. The same with the .cine file.


Michael


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Bouke Vahl
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 7, 2019 at 10:10:21 am

Hi Vipin,
Sorry, a bit late at the party...
As Michael stated, the XML from the Sony contains nothing interesting that won't be imported anyways (AFAIK).
For the .txt from the .cine files, what's in there?
I'm currently working on an application that works on .ALE files, and can do a few tricks.
It's possible to merge the contents from a .text file as well, but I have never seen the files you describe.
Can you mail me an example?
(bouke at videotoolshed dot com)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Michael Phillips
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 7, 2019 at 9:59:20 pm

Can you copy/paste the contents of the .txt file here?

Michael


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Vipin Vishwakarma
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:26:05 pm

+---------
| Reel Name: SHOT
| Cinemag ID: 17022 CMIV 1TB
| Date: 2 October 2019 5:23:20 pm IST
| Downloading Device Model: Cinestation IV
| Downloading Device Serial: 17516 Downloading Device Firmware: 167360251
+---------

+---------
| Cine File: SHOT_1.cine
| File Size: 4357349484 bytes Packed?: YES
| SMPTE TC: 07:02:59.17 Playback FPS: 25
| Frame Count: 394 Capture FPS: 500
| Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Camera Serial: 17513
| Camera Model: Flex4K Camera Firmware: 167360251
| UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-4874000f06b3
| Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
+---------
+---------
| Cine File: SHOT_2.cine
| File Size: 6071531064 bytes Packed?: YES
| SMPTE TC: 12:32:30.09 Playback FPS: 25
| Frame Count: 549 Capture FPS: 500
| Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Camera Serial: 17513
| Camera Model: Flex4K Camera Firmware: 167360251
| UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-4c510007e7d3
| Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
+---------
+---------
| Cine File: SHOT_3.cine
| File Size: 8858458536 bytes Packed?: YES
| SMPTE TC: 08:16:25.16 Playback FPS: 25
| Frame Count: 801 Capture FPS: 1000
| Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Camera Serial: 17513
| Camera Model: Flex4K Camera Firmware: 167360251
| UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-4ed80009c97d
| Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
+---------
+---------
| Cine File: SHOT_4.cine
| File Size: 6934151472 bytes Packed?: YES
| SMPTE TC: 16:59:16.02 Playback FPS: 25
| Frame Count: 627 Capture FPS: 1000
| Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Camera Serial: 17513
| Camera Model: Flex4K Camera Firmware: 167360251
| UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-51e8000dc52f
| Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
+---------
+---------
| Cine File: SHOT_5.cine
| File Size: 3848624628 bytes Packed?: YES
| SMPTE TC: 04:51:56.01 Playback FPS: 25
| Frame Count: 348 Capture FPS: 1000
| Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Camera Serial: 17513
| Camera Model: Flex4K Camera Firmware: 167360251
| UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-5615000dc13b
| Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
+---------
+---------
| Cine File: SHOT_6.cine
| File Size: 4556415732 bytes Packed?: YES
| SMPTE TC: 07:30:35.08 Playback FPS: 25
| Frame Count: 412 Capture FPS: 1000
| Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Camera Serial: 17513
| Camera Model: Flex4K Camera Firmware: 167360251
| UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-5703000d7c6a
| Shutter Angle: 180 degrees
+---------
Vipin


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Bouke Vahl
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:44:51 pm

And what info would you like into the ALE?
(I don't see any interesting stuff, and I 'think' most 'should' be there on import anyways...)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Michael Phillips
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 9, 2019 at 2:08:57 pm

Some of these will be part of AMA link, but for those that aren't:

Cine File: SHOT_1.cine (AMA link as Name and Source FIle)
File Size: 4357349484 bytes (add as File Size)
Packed? YES (add as Packed?)
SMPTE TC: 07:02:59.17 (AMA link)
Frame Count: 394 (add to Frame Count - assuming 0 start?)
Capture FPS: 500 (AMA link)
Resolution: 4096 x 2160 (AMA link)
Camera Serial 17513 (add as Camera Serial)
Camera Model Flex4K (add as Camera Model)
Camera Firmware 167360251 (add as Camera Firmware)
UUID: 00000000-4469-4000-b86d-4874000f06b3 (add as UUID)
Shutter Angle: 180 degrees (add as Shutter Angle)

Unknown is if there is additional info if shot high speed for slomo and has an assumed playback rate in the file or not. There doesn't seem to be. As you know, without the base frame rate declared, you're gonna have to guess which rate is declared in the ALE or prompt the user for header and durations.


Michael


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Bouke Vahl
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 9, 2019 at 2:21:52 pm

Eeh, Michael,
Was that aimed at me?
(If so, I have no clue, but I do know I can parse this file and place any info in an ALE.)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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Michael Phillips
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 9, 2019 at 2:29:52 pm

Sort of aimed at you if you were planning on adding it to an ALE. There will be some calculations needed to calculate END in the file which is based on project fps (not recorded fps) as seen on the first event) in order to properly merge. My guess is that the AMA plug-in should be grabbing all this. If not, I would go back to the AMA developer and make the request there.

https://www.gluetools.com/products_avid_phantom.html

or

https://www.drastic.tv/productsmenu-56/mediareactorlist/40-mediareactor/med...

Michael


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Bouke Vahl
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
on Dec 9, 2019 at 4:23:10 pm

Well, some basic math isn't that hard, I can do so.
For the OP, what do you want?
(I can make it happen.)

Bouke
http://www.videotoolshed.com


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